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Stay on a Houseboat in Old City Philadelphia!

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Philadelphia house boat description

Fun and funky SleepAfloat houseboat located in the heart of Old City Philadelphia. This area is a place of unique people, significant history, charming shops, intriguing night life, and loads of entertainment. You will be steps away from Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, and many other historical sights.

The houseboat's eleven foot ceilings with exposed beams, ceiling fans and air conditioning, provide a feeling of spaciousness and comfort. A full size refrigerator, sink, microwave and cook-top stove makes cooking easy. It has a comfortably sized bathroom with a full size shower.

The Master Bedroom has a queen sized bed, closet storage and a patio door leading to a private deck. Two twin beds in the sleeping loft are a great spot for kids, and the sleep sofa and aero-bed provide additional sleeping options. The well appointed houseboat provides a calming respite after a day full of activity. Imagine relaxing on the roof deck, drink in hand, enjoying your own private sunset!

Steps from the boat are Independence Hall, Independence Visitor Center, the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell Center and more of the countless historical attractions the Old City District has to offer. You will also be staying in Historic Penn's Landing, with numerous sites including a 19th Century Portuguese Fishing ship being restored.

The marina location: The Piers Marina’s sheltered, locked gate opens onto Columbus Boulevard, a riverfront thoroughfare. Right outside the gate is La Veranda, a fine Italian restaurant. About two blocks south is the Moshulu, a retired square rigger that’s permanently docked as a floating restaurant. Between the two eateries is the Independence Seaport Museum, with its two showpiece warships: the century-old battleship Olympia and the World War II submarine Becuna. In the same complex is housed the Workshop on the Water, where professional shipwrights and volunteers restore old boats, many of local interest. These are but a teaser for the attractions that lie west of Columbus Boulevard.

From The Piers Marina gate, it is an easy six-minute walk up a set of stairs and across a bridge to the bus stop at the corner of Second and Market streets, the hub of Philadelphia’s Old City section. From here — by foot, bus or subway— it is an effortless trip to scores of fascinating destinations.
All the amenities of home! : We provide an iron, ironing board, hairdryer, and loads of bathroom products such as soaps, shampoos, and lotions. All linens and towels are also provided. We even include lots of cooking ingredients such as coffee, condiments, etc... All this for less than the price of the smallest rooms at any of the nearby downtown waterfront hotels!

There is one parking spot that comes with this rental and a parking lot down the street with daily rates.

Fun and Chic in Old City Philadelphia! : It is truly our goal that every guest have an exceptional and memorable experience, so come, relax away your tensions, inhale pure sea air and nautical vibes, 'chill' in an outdoor, relaxing setting during the most picturesque time of the year! Ahhhh... Think outside the hotel box on your vacations! With locations in 4 cities and quickly growing, come Sleep Afloat! with us! Please note: We always keep our calendar up to date, so please check calendar before contacting us to make sure the dates you want are available! Also, unless it is a last minute inquiry, please email us initially rather than phone us!
Guest: Anna 5 (Baltimore, MD)
Date of Stay: November 10, 2009 Review Submitted: November 10, 2009
We had a wonderful stay. The location is ideal with only a short walk to historic Market Street and easy access to I95. The double bed got rave reviews for comfort. It was a little snug with 6 people and a dog, but we expected that. There is some rocking (also expected), but not enough to be bothersome unless you're really sensitive. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed starting our day with a big breakfast before venturing out for sightseeing. Also, everyone we encountered on the docks were very friendly and welcoming.
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Guest: Joan P.1 (Long Island, NY)
Date of Stay: October 19, 2009 Review Submitted: October 19, 2009
Absolutely loved this houseboat -- conveniently located to Penns Landing and a short stroll to Market Street and historic Philly. Everything we could ask for was included -- coffee, tea, condiments. Ryan couldn't have been more accommodating. Would recommend this to anyone, and we hope to try out the other houseboat locations!!!

Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            $50 Pet Fee...moreless

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Radio
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television


          • Adventure
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities


          • Autumn Foliage
          • Bay/Sound
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Coin Laundry
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Water View
          • Waterfront

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Fishing
          • Ice Skating
          • Roller Blading
          • Swimming


          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Activities Guide
          • Air Conditioning
          • Alarm Clock
          • Basic Soaps
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Local Activities Guide
          • Local Maps
          • Paper Towels
          • Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Shampoo
          • Sofa Bed
          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided
          • Wireless Internet


          • 2 Ring Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Freezer
          • Grill
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Balcony
          • Boat
          • Deck / Patio
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
          • Wood Deck

          Forms Of Payment

              • Accept Credit Card


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              from 5 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Sep 2 - Nov 30, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $175 $225
              Fri, Sat

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2014
              2 night min stay

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              Winter Holiday
              Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2015
              3 night min stay

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $225 $250
              Fri, Sat

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Damage Insurance $39
              • Cleaning Fee $119
              • Tax Rate 8%


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              PET FEE: $50 up to 2 pets

              PAYMENT - An advance payment equal to 50% of the total is required when the reservation is confirmed. The balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival date. Please make payments in the form a credit card (Visa, Discover or Mastercard).

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              Last updated: 10/24/2014
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              10.2 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Philadelphia International Airport
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Drinker's Tavern
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Train
              2nd St. Station
              0.9 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate 95

              Car: Recommended

              Come stay aboard a SleepAfloat houseboat in Old City Philadelphia and immerse yourself in all the charm and history this city has to offer!

              Take a walk amongst the most historic streets in America, just steps from our marina. Our waterfront location is walking distance from the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, National Constitution Center and Old City Philadelphia. There is so much to see and do in the City of Brotherly Love and it's all right at our doorstep!


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              $175 - $250 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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